Saturday, December 26, 2015

Houston mosque burned as a result of hate crime


As I have noted before hate crimes are on the rise in many parts of the western world, including the USA.
A "suspicious" two-alarm fire broke out at a Houston mosque yesterday (Friday) about an hour after services ended, officials said. There were no injuries.
The Christmas Day blaze at the mosque in the city's southwest started around 2:45 p.m. CT, reported NBC affiliate KPRC. Officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told the station the fire was deemed suspicious because it had multiple points of origin. s are on the rise in the USA and many parts of the western world.
The fire caused "significant" damage, the Houston Fire Department said in a statement Saturday. The ATF, the Houston Police Department and the Houston Fire Department's Arson Bureau were collecting evidence and interviewing people as part of an investigation into the incident.
                     
There have been no arrests, added the officials, who are reviewing surveillance footage. The Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations called on authorities to investigate a possible bias motive in the case.

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